Sony, Sharp and TP Vision get ready to sell Android TVs

Half a year after being announced at Google I/O, Android TV is picking up steam: Sony, Sharp and TP Vision will all start to ship Android TV-powered TV sets this spring, Google announced at CES in Las Vegas Tuesday. And Razer officially introduced its micro-console at the show, which the company had first announced at I/O as well. The $100 device ($150 if you buy it with a controller) combines Android TV with the ability to stream games from your PC.

Nvidia’s got game with Shield, a Tegra 4 Android gaming console

Nvidia’s TegraZone for games gains a new platform: Shield, the Android-based gaming console Nvidia debuted at CES. A powerful Tegra 4 sits at the heart of Shield, combined with gaming controls, fast Wi-Fi and support for a wide number of gaming titles; even from a PC.

Nintendo’s Wii U bets big on second screen TV

Nintendo’s Wii U won’t just come with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant video. It will also tap into your TiVo library and even deliver game stats, tweets and other info to the second screen while watching a sports event on live TV.

Video gamers: TwitchTV wants you to quit your day job

TwitchTV just made playing video games a whole lot more lucrative: The site opened up its partner program, offering qualifying gamers the chance to run ads on and make money with live streams of their games. Some participants of the beta already quit their day jobs.

Where to watch E3 2011 live online

How will the Wii2 look like? Is Microsoft going to introduce a cable-like TV subscription service? And how will Sony make up for its long PSN outage? All these questions will be answered at this week’s E3, and you can watch it all live online.